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AeroGuard Partners with Hodges Offering Bachelor’s Degree

2020-12-11T15:46:59-05:00

Look! There’s a new bachelor’s degree in the sky! Hodges University has launched a bachelor’s degree concentration in aviation. Formally named the Bachelor in Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Aviation, it opens a pathway for students interested in becoming a commercial pilot. Hodges University is partnering with Part 141 Flight schools in Florida and around the country. “While students are in flight school, they can also enroll at Hodges University and earn their bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. John Meyer, president of Hodges University. “They can also earn a credit award for the pilot license itself, helping them complete their [...]

AeroGuard Partners with Hodges Offering Bachelor’s Degree2020-12-11T15:46:59-05:00

Airport Authority Reopens Runway 15-33

2020-10-13T11:51:22-04:00

Officials Celebrate with Ribbon Cutting Punta Gorda, FL (Oct. 12, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) signified the reopening of Runway 15-33 with a ribbon cutting today. Airport Authority Commissioners were joined by airport management, congressional staff, lead engineering consultants and contractors. In addition to a 593-foot extension that increased the runway length to 6,281 feet, the rehabilitation included resurfacing, grooving, painting and adding LED sustainable lighting. Blast pads were added at each end of the runway, and Taxiways E, A and D were realigned to be in compliance with FAA design standards. Runway 15-33 was closed [...]

Airport Authority Reopens Runway 15-332020-10-13T11:51:22-04:00

Airport Authority Announces Development of PGD AviEx

2020-09-30T10:05:41-04:00

Commissioners Break Ground on New Aircraft Ramp Punta Gorda, FL (Sept. 30, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) recently broke ground on the first phase of Punta Gorda Airport’s Aviation Expansion Area, called PGD AviEx. The property is strategically located between Tampa and Miami in a Foreign Trade Zone at a small-hub commercial airport with utilities available and two direct connections to Interstate 75. PGD AviEx is the largely undeveloped tract of land parallel to Challenger Road where the Florida International Air Show was based the last few years. The runway-adjacent area is planned to become a [...]

Airport Authority Announces Development of PGD AviEx2020-09-30T10:05:41-04:00

PGD Supports “Florida See Say”

2020-09-21T15:57:49-04:00

Airport Authority Reminds Community to Recognize, Report Suspicious Activity Punta Gorda, FL (Sept. 21, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) proudly supports Florida’s “If You See Something, Say Something®” (Florida See Say) Awareness Day on September 25 to help inspire, empower, and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting. The Florida See Say campaign raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. The National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) released a report in August 2020 on Mass Attacks in Public [...]

PGD Supports “Florida See Say”2020-09-21T15:57:49-04:00

James Parish Accepted into Leadership Florida

2020-08-14T13:06:30-04:00

PGD's CEO James W. Parish, P.E. PGD’s CEO Announced as Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class Member for 2020-2021 Punta Gorda, FL (Aug. 10, 2020) –  James W. Parish, P.E. is one of 55 new Cornerstone Class members identified by the Leadership Florida Selection Committee as “most likely to utilize their leadership abilities for the long-term benefit of Florida and individuals who are committed to making Florida a better place in which to live and prosper.” The Cornerstone Class was chosen to participate in a stimulating and thought-provoking nine-month educational program that consists of a series of two and three-day [...]

James Parish Accepted into Leadership Florida2020-08-14T13:06:30-04:00

PGD Passengers Save Time & Money

2020-08-10T14:07:37-04:00

Data Shows Punta Gorda Airport Offers Lowest Average Airfare in Southwest Florida PGD’s Average Ticket Fare is $72 Each Way Punta Gorda, FL (July 29, 2020) – Travelers looking to save money on air travel will find that Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) is the low-fare leader when compared to neighboring airports in Fort Myers and Sarasota, with 45-85% less in fare costs. Allegiant fares through PGD average only $72 each way, while fares to the same destination airports from Sarasota (SRQ) average $105 and Fort Myers (RSW) average $133. The analysis was conducted by Volaire Aviation Consulting, utilizing information provided [...]

PGD Passengers Save Time & Money2020-08-10T14:07:37-04:00

PGD Awarded $471K for Design of Runway 4-22

2020-07-29T14:02:04-04:00

PGD will receive a $471,305 grant from the FAA for the design portion of Runway 4/22’s rehabilitation. This project will rehabilitate 7,193 feet of pavement to maintain Runway 4/22’s structural integrity, as well as lighting and signage to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. Visit the Runway Construction Updates page for more information.  News Release Provided by FAA:  U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Over $273 Million in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, 6 Territories July 28, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@dot.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump [...]

PGD Awarded $471K for Design of Runway 4-222020-07-29T14:02:04-04:00

Punta Gorda Airport Traffic Continues Recovery

2020-07-09T13:07:29-04:00

PGD’s Commitment to Safety is Nonstop Punta Gorda, FL (July 9, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) announced the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) passenger count for June 2020 totaled 93,767, with 47,846 departing passengers and 45,921 arriving passengers. June 2020’s passenger count was down just 30% from June 2019’s passenger numbers, and planes were an average of 72% full. “PGD’s passenger count continues to improve, demonstrating significant confidence in Allegiant as more consumers resume air travel to and from Punta Gorda,” said Airport Authority Board Chair Pam Seay. “Airport management has worked quickly to incorporate an enhanced [...]

Punta Gorda Airport Traffic Continues Recovery2020-07-09T13:07:29-04:00

CEO Guest Column: How PGD is Moving Ahead Amidst COVID-19

2020-05-13T09:59:20-04:00

James W. Parish, P.E. is CEO of Punta Gorda Airport. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Punta Gorda Airport CEO James W. Parish wearing his custom-branded PGD face covering. PUNTA GORDA (May 12, 2020) - I am pleased to share that the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) staff has worked quickly to respond during the COVID-19 crisis and prepare for the future. While the situation is far from ideal, I am proud of how our team and the Charlotte County Airport Authority Board has worked quickly to adapt and maintain our efficiencies and cost-effectiveness. There is still a long [...]

CEO Guest Column: How PGD is Moving Ahead Amidst COVID-192020-05-13T09:59:20-04:00

$5,000 Flight Training Discount from AeroGuard

2020-03-31T10:40:11-04:00

We know many people have been impacted by COVID-19 both in and outside the aviation community. For those interested in becoming an airline pilot, we’re offering up to $5,000 off tuition. We know the airline industry is crucial to our economy and will be in high demand once again. Let’s prepare for the future of aviation. Visit AeroGuard's website for more information. LEARN MORE TODAY! Return to PGD BUZZ

$5,000 Flight Training Discount from AeroGuard2020-03-31T10:40:11-04:00
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